Public Things: Race, Class, Urban Struggle

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Race, Class, Urban Struggle

Fall 2018

Taught By: Ujju Aggarwal

Section: A

CRN: 7437

Credits: 3

What is the significance of public things—and the commons that they represent? How do public things shape the ways we understand questions of citizenship, rights, community, belonging, and place? How have public things shaped how people locate their histories, their present, their potential futures in a place, and their social relations? What theories of social change and visions of the future are imbricated in struggles over public things? What can studying contestations over public things—such as housing, transportation, water, education, healthcare---teach us about the articulation difference and of raced, classed, and gendered political subjectivities? Students in this course will examine these questions as we trace struggles over public things in a diverse range of geographic locales and historical moments. Students will have the opportunity to explore themes and topics covered in class through primary and secondary research that may include historical and/or ethnographic research.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:36am 2/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 502

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018